Quiz: How Well Do You Know All Of These Wedding Traditions?

julia roberts, Runaway Bride
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What's your wedding IQ?

How much do you really know about weddings and all of the traditions, origins, meaning, and symbolism behind them?

 Dec 23, 2018

1 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something...
Blue
For You
True

2 of 18True or False:

When it is raining on your wedding day it symbolizes good luck.
True
False

3 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Why exchange rings?
It makes the wedding official
It's a visual promise to complete the ceremony
It completes your marriage license

4 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What happens to the person who catches the bride's bouquet?
She will have good luck for 4 years!
She will get married next!
She gets to go on the honeymoon!

5 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What do many couples save for their first wedding anniversary?
A frozen side dish
The wedding's serving utensils
The top tier of the cake

6 of 18Pick Your Answer!

The dress worn by the bride is called a:
Wedding gown
Love Gown
Nupital robe

7 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What is traditionally thrown at the new couple at the end of an American wedding?
Flower petals
Flour
Rice

8 of 18Pick Your Answer!

The person who performs the religious and/or legal ceremony to marry the couple is called the:
Officiant
Preist
Marrier

9 of 18Pick Your Answer!

T/F: Wedding guests should always wear white.
True
False

10 of 18Pick Your Answer!

The groom's attendants are called the:
Groomsboys
Groomers
Groomsmen

11 of 18Pick Your Answer!

The bride's main attendant is called the:
Maid of honor
Bridesqueen
Head bridesmaid

12 of 18Pick Your Answer!

The flower that the groom and his attendants might wear on their lapels are called:
Lapellidaries
Corsages
Boutonierres

13 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Who started the trend of wearing a white wedding dress?
Cleopatra
Queen Victoria
Princess Diana

14 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Which of the following is considered "bad luck" before a wedding?
Seeing your partner
Not sleeping well
Wearing underwear

15 of 18Pick Your Answer!

On what hand (right or left) is it customary to wear the ring?
Right
Left

16 of 18Pick Your Answer!

What finger is the ring typically worn on?
The Pointer Finger (next to the thumb)
The Middle Finger
The Fourth Finger (next to the pinky)

17 of 18Pick Your Answer!

Why is it tradition to use that finger?
People believed this finger had the most direct vein to the heart
You're least likely to lose it on that finger
It's the "cleanest" finger

18 of 18Pick Your Answer!

The attendants to the bride are called the:
Bridesmaids
Maidens
Briders
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